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After "accidentally" jumping your spaceship through a wormhole, you’ve crash landed onto this forsaken desert planet a billion kilometers from home. The only thing between you and the horizon is the seemingly endless dunes of sand, save for one strange, huge building.
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013
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"Once upon a time, when Apple and Commodore were personal computer rivals, Brøderbund Software released a little game called Shufflepuck Café. If you played that game back in the day, prepare for an overload of nostalgic air hockey goodness. If this is your first trip to the Shufflepuck Cantina, well, nostalgia won’t do anything for you, but the air hockey goodness sure will!"
- VGBlogger.com

"Hop over to Steam and pick up your copy as soon as it unlocks. The game is loads of fun to play and works great whether you have 5 minutes or a whole afternoon!"
- geekbeat.tv

"It's an excellent surprise with a big life span. The game looks really nice too."
90% - Canard PC

"To be clear, I loved Shufflepuck Cafe when it came bundled with my Amiga 500 in the late 80′s, and this hits all my nostalgia buttons without the “not as good as I remember” feelings."
88% - honestgamesreviews.com

"Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe is highly recommended. This is a nice year-end surprise that a simple game of Air Hockey is something challenging with many special moves and content that never get the player bored."
86% - game4me.be

"Shufflepuck Cantina took the original and brought it up to 2013 standards. I’m sure Shufflepuck Cafe fans would have been more than happy with a straight remake but Agharta did a fantastic job of making a modern Shufflepuck game while retaining the spirit of the original."
80% - etgeekera.com

"All together Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe lives up to the legacy of its predecessor in every way. It’s an easy to play game within a mostly well rounded gameworld and will have you playing for hours on end."
80% - realgamernewz.com

"Your opponents are varied and it takes time to learn how to defeat them while a steady stream of unlocks will keep you coming back for more. Whether you want to play for a few minutes or a few hours, Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe is a good choice."
80% - GAMERamble.com

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About the Game

After "accidentally" jumping your spaceship through a wormhole, you’ve crash landed onto this forsaken desert planet a billion kilometers from home. The only thing between you and the horizon is the seemingly endless dunes of sand, save for one strange, huge building. Inside, it appears to be an interstellar Casino where everyone plays air hockey for a living.

You’ll have to fight hard to grind down all your opponents until they are utterly defeated to earn the critical parts needed to repair your ship. Once you’ve obtained all the spaceship pieces you’ll have to defeat the owner of this insane Casino so you can go home.

Features

  • Hundreds of hours of addictive gameplay!
  • No loading times!
  • Blur, dynamic lighting, glow, particles, spatial sounds!
  • High performance lightweight in-house 3D engine!
  • 5 floors in a fantastic universe!
  • 13 opponents entirely modeled and animated in 3D!
  • More than 40 gadgets and equipment to collect and upgrade!
  • 200 levels of evolution!
  • Over 350 missions and 120 mini quests!
  • Unlock all your opponents biographies to embody them and take advantage of their powers!
  • Unleash furious special strikes on your opponents!
  • Super precise and responsive gameplay!

Notes

Use [Tab] to choose the best display setting depending on your graphics card performances.

Use [Esc] to access the settings menu.

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Now available and exclusive to Steam users, with fully redesigned user interface and support for Windows / Mac / Linux.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant Graphics Device, 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant Graphics Device, 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 Compliant Graphics Device, 128 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 32 bits binary & a usb mouse is required & /dev/input/event* must have read permission
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
1,102 products in account
65 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
Well i saw this game and my first immpresion was "OH they made a new STAR WARS game set in the cantina on mos eisley about shufllepucks" (it was the dancer that tricked me).
Anyway i was wrong but someone on the development team must be a STAR WARS fan,i mean look at the dancer pure STAR WARS anyday and the same can be said of what a few of the others characters look like to.
Anyway i must say i love this game its such an easy game to get into but it will take a while to master it and get used to all the games little quirks.You start of having crashed into the desolate planet (and you completely wreck your ship) that the cantina is on and from there you proceed to the only building in sight which happens to be the cantina.To get of this rock you must play shufflepuck against the inhabitants of the cantina and win,therefore earning coin to buy better pucks and other equipment and in the process also earning medals and also the right to buy profile pages on the competitors.Now you need to buy all these to challenge the characters to a shufflepuck duel to earn their spaceship piece and therfore get back home to good old EARTH (think thats where you come from,never do you take your helmet of so anyone could be under there even good old ALF who knows).
The graphics are good for such a small download and so to is the music and the only thing that lets it down is the story-there isnt really one just to earn the spaceship parts and leave.
I like this game most because like most of my favorite games of late i just found the time passing by whilst playing and then going "OH IS IT THAT TIME ALLREADY" and it is just so addictive it has that one more go factor thet pulled me in.
Still i cant get STAR WARS out of my head even when i think of this game but never mind.
If you want a game that will slowly but surely creep under your skin with its addictivness then buy this game as HELL it did that to me.
Posted: June 6th, 2014
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
804 products in account
3 reviews
24.6 hrs on record
Sufflepuck Cantina is a cute little casual game about air hockey simulation, ideal for playing in small doses. What it does it does perfectly with a smooth mouse response and clear and intuitive controls.

Long story short, you play as an astronaut stranded in a distant planet inhabited by a bunch of freaks obsessed with air hockey. In order to get them help you to fix your broken spaceship you need to make youself a name as an air jockey player and beat (a looot of times) the 13 opponents. You start with a basic mallet and puck and the 3 beginner opponents, and you must grind your way up to the rest of them, their special mallets and pucks and some other unblockables, such as concept art, pieces of background for the diffferent characters, etc. Each enemy has their own mallet and puck and a special move, but the concept of the game is always the same.

Some people have said it resembles Star Wars Tatooine cantina aesthetics, and it does indeed. There's even a "Twi'lek" girl and a guy cosplayed as Han Solo, and every alien is very Star Warsy, so if you like the saga then you'll probably find Sufflepuck Cantina attractive to the eye. Most defining trait is the grinding, which many people have complained about; there's no ingame purchases inherited from its former app game nature, yet you will need tons of ingame currency to buy everything, from access to more challenging enemies to new mallets and its upgrades. As there are only 13 enemies and the only mechanics in the game are the short, intense air hockey matches (no other minigames included), this may get repetitive after a while. You can, however, buy your classic coin doubler upgrade, which I recommend you to do first thing (there are a couple upgrades for the puck to give you money when it hits the table and the mallet).

Also the lack of multiplayer really damages a game like this one, which could use it to add some replayability and extra fun. However, the developers are considering to add it in the future if they get funding, and you can read about it in the Steam forums. I had this game on a bundle so I will definitely be investing a couple bucks :p

+ Cute design and characters
+ Addictive and tons of unlockable content
+ Polished and responsive controls and puck behavior

+/- Some people may find the grinding annoying, while others (like me) may find it catchy

- The concept gets repetitive quickly
- No multiplayer (although it could have it eventually)
- Some will find 10€ is a bit pricey due to lack of variety

After playing for 6 or 7 hours I say it's a good game, fun and with a fair amount of content, but it can get old quickly. If, like me, you are a sucker for casual games and achievement hunting, you will sure enjoy it. If you are looking for a more hardcore game, I would advice to avoid this one, specially at full price, as some will consider it to be a bit too much for what it offers; I had it in a bundle though, so I am more than happy with the value. I totally recommed it if you get it on sale and enjoy some good old casual gaming.
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1,511 products in account
80 reviews
15.4 hrs on record
It's a fun game in short bursts.
Posted: May 12th, 2014
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
231 products in account
68 reviews
8.7 hrs on record
Surprisingly addictive. The background music gets a tad anoying, but that's the worst of it. If you ever enjoyed air hockey you enjoy this.
Posted: April 10th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,397 products in account
116 reviews
41.2 hrs on record
Air hockey in an alien cantina with a gazillion levelups and powerups... nice game but I can't shake the feeling it's better played on a tablet with a touch interface instead of on pc with a mouse.

EDIT: After playing it for quite a while well... it's really grindy if you want to max everything out but to actually finish the main game it isn't too bad if you find the underlying mechanics fun which I do. It's really satisfying to achieve perfection vs the diverse oponents and their various playstiles if you like the basic air hockey gameplay.

Just be sure to play it as little or as much as you want and don't go overboard and it's a really enjoyable experience.
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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64 of 80 people (80%) found this review helpful
976 products in account
3 reviews
14.5 hrs on record
This is a unique air hockey inspired game. The gameplay is fun. The characters are amusing. It is apparent there is much replay value to this game.
The gameplay is great. Each opponent you face off against has a special shot they perform once powered up. The opponents you face in the beginning don't have very tricky shots but the shots of later opponents are very intense and hard to combat. You can play a variety of modes against each opponent. There is a simple duel mode in which you battle your opponent up to a certain amount of points. There is also a bet mode in which you can bet up to a set number of coins on the match. A survival mode is also available where one strike against you results in the game being over.
The unlock system adds complexity to the game. Mallets and pucks of varying abilities are able to be unlocked. In fact you can unlock the mallets your opponents use to unlock their shots. There is also a leveling system in which you unlock different coin boosts for the particular modes.
A couple minors gripes I have are the lack of multiplayer and some annoying quirks of the characters. When you score on characters they perform the same action upon every point you win against them. So their catchphrases can get old quickly. However, you can just play a different character upon getting too annoyed.
Overall this game surprised me with how fun it is and I feel I will be sinking many hours into it.
Posted: December 6th, 2013
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